Joseph Beuys. Felt Suit (Filzanzug). 1970

Joseph Beuys Felt Suit (Filzanzug) 1970

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Beuys believed that art should be a vehicle for social change. Multiples were perfect for spreading his fervent message, and he completed more than six hundred in his career. Felt can provide protection and warmth as well as detachment and isolation. This work was modeled after one of Beuys's own suits, with the arms and legs extended.

Gallery label from Focus: Joseph Beuys, 2008.
Multiple of felt
overall (irreg.): 69 7/8 × 28 1/8 × 5 5/16" (177.5 × 71.4 × 13.5 cm)
Galerie René Block, Berlin
The Associates Fund
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© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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